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a public domain royalty free images project of mine for your blogs and more..

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by nonin, Oct 2, 2015.

  1. nonin

    nonin Power Member

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    Hi guys,

    More and more precedents do come up with cases where website owners are penalised (and not by G) for using images that they don't have rights to use.

    I suppose, the white-hat guys who have been in the game for a while will understand what I'm saying.

    Some time ago I created a royalty free (public domain) photo website artforweb(dot)co.uk to support the idea of free internet. Originally I wanted to share vector graphics done by myself, but I'm way too busy for that.. So, I did upload a bunch of royalty free photos and after my canon 7d died - I left it to be.

    Last week I bought myself a new camera (used canon 5d) and decided to add more images to the project.

    feel free to use any of these for your blogs, websites or any other projects.. need some specific photos that are shot in the UK? .. let me know and I might help you out..

    few samples:
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    enjoy the weekend and be profitable ;)
    H

    p.s. all the photos are shot by me and can be used for both personal and commercial projects even without an attribution.

    p.p.s. dear mods - please let me know where I can post this thread if you decide to delete it. tx
     
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  2. nonin

    nonin Power Member

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    a question.. what do you know about trademark items in photos? .. are there some specifics to that?

    .. did some digging and:
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    from the other side, it looks like other large photostock websites are ok with that, for example:

    istock:
    PHP:
    http://www.istockphoto.com/photos/starbucks
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    adobe stocks:
    PHP:
    https://stock.adobe.com/uk/search?k=starbucks
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    tx
     
  3. nonin

    nonin Power Member

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    hmm.. all of the photos are free and users are not even required to register nor leave their email information.

    nevertheless, thank you for your time :)

    gl,
    H
     
  4. SkyrocketSEO

    SkyrocketSEO Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Thats your site? I have similar project at http://epicva.com/ Thanks for the share

    You can use images with trademark items for non-commercial use. Such as article on your blog or something like that.
     
  5. nonin

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    nice one :) loved the rat hole, a bit out of focus - bet cool, cool photo!

    btw, I have shot some of the photos at artforweb with canon powershot as well, recently bought canon 5d and decided to shoot more for my project. .. recent photos are here: http://www.artforweb.co.uk/index.php?/recent_pics

    2 suggestions:
    1) add rating / social sharing system
    2) add a creativecommons.org reference in the footer or header - a licence that matches your desires.

    good job! all the best, H

    p.s. love the huge download button.. I have to make mine much more visible as well :)
     
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    what is the traffic you are getting?
     
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    Nothing special, few hundred page views/day tops, but I am getting new mentions, like, every few weeks or so. I hope to hit the jackpot with some huge magazines like Mashable or TechCrunch (need better quality for this, but still possible). Once huge site gives you a mention then everyone else start putting your site on their top 10/15/20 lists.

    And one important thing. We use some random cameras (nothing fancy) so if anyone wants to start this they can just start with what they have and at a later date they can upgrade.
     
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    hmm.. you've got 1789 photos :eek: .. not bad at all.. that's 3 times more than I've got.. good motivation for me ;)

    what is your plan after the traffic will start coming in?
     
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    That's interesting. I could probably try to start my own project site as well after my wrist heals from an upcoming surgery. I have a couple of DSLR cameras I use for wedding photography purposes every now and then, but I've recently wanted to start taking more photos.
     
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    you should :) photography takes off so much daily stress and free stock sites can never be enough :)

    in my case, I have 4 daughters, busy scheduler, night job and loads of personal projects and photography is like a meditation for me :) + my clients like the idea that I have a hobby stock photo project that supports the idea of free internet.. everything just folds in places.

    what happened to your wrists?
     
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    I really have no plan, I want it to stay free of ads for as long as I can. They contacted me from one of those big stock sites to place their ads on our site. I wasn't interested. I would really like to have big site with a LOT of free photos (better quality also) to offer to anyone that wants to download them.

    Just take pics of everything you want. You never know what people need.
     
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    My right wrist has a synovial cyst on it. Those cysts are normally harmless, but my cyst is putting pressure against a nerve and has made my right hand painful and weak, which is why it warranted a surgery. Some days it even becomes too painful to type.

    Funnily enough, I associate photography with stress because of my wedding photography clients (it's just something I do on the side); you have to get things just right and for candid shots, you have to get it right on the first try.

    By the way, is that really you in your avatar? :D
     
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    yes, that's me.. I don't have to hide... I'm all white-hat (at last for last 3-4 years) :)
     
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    .. I will shoot you a message when I will catch you ;) :D
     
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    Oh, neat! I use a photo of myself for my avatar as well. I styled it after the Max Payne game cover about a year ago and added a red border to match the red stars next to my forum handle. :)

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    Hey Helmuts, wow nearly ignored this thread. Great idea though.... You keeping it just for your own photography or have you thought of opening it up - ie allowing others to submit their own photographs?
     
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    good job! xoroshaya rabota ;)
     
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    hey, hey David :) .. haven't had a chat with you for ages :)

    as for my project - I plan to host there only my own photos.. otherwise it is quite difficult to guarantee the origins of some other photos ;)
     
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    ;) if you wish - you can support this project with some hosting plan on your server ;) I would be very grateful :)
     
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    i have just been to your site and have to say it is well worth continuing with your project, just looked at one of your sunlight images and loved it. Good quality photo's and a good mix. just rated the sunlight one all 6 stars. bookmarked to come back to